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Samus Returns

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Just a sample of the previous upload, so people get a closer look at Samus, as seen here.

Metroid Rebirth- 2- Landing on The Wheel World by NickinAmerica

Long time fans of mine will recognize this as the "Revive Suit" from my previous Metroid fan comic, Metroid Revival. Basically, after several years of running around, Samus was contacted by a Federation guy and before long, she's on good terms with them again. So, they took her Fusion Suit and rebuilt it, doing their best to restore the power it once had before the events of Fusion. They beefed it up a bit and made it all bright and clean and slick an' stuff.

Going back to that old comic, eagle-eyed viewers will notice some difference between this newest iteration of the Revive Suit, and how it looked then,

M-R- 225- Advanced Revival by NickinAmerica

which itself is an upgrade inspired by :icontomycase: 's take on the original.

Art trade : Samus Reborn Armor concept by Tomycase   Samus Aran Reborn and Illuminated by NickinAmerica

So that's three versions of the suit and counting. If I ever do make another Metroid comic after this, I'll be sure to come up with something wildly different to reflect that story, but as for now, I don't think the Revive Suit has overstayed its welcome. I'd like for it to be representative of the direction of the Metroid "Re" series as a whole.

You may notice her arm cannon looks much shorter and slimmer than usual. So much, that there's no way her actual forearm could fit inside it. Well, that's because Samus' prolonged use of an unstable Hyperbeam to stop the bad guy at the end of Metroid Revival made her arm so irradiated and cancerous that it had to be removed up to her elbow. Now there's just a stump, and the cannon is controlled by her brain. NEAT, huh?

That's it for today, guys!

Commissions are always open.

Bust- $10
Full body shot- $20
+$15 for each additional character
+$15 for a background
Comic book cover/page- $30

'They don't give medals for 'almost' winning...' by NickinAmericaCommission- Biondivisicle by NickinAmerica  Commission for Brett- Metroid Destiny by NickinAmerica Mark I Megazord for Kaijuduke COMPLETED! by NickinAmerica Commission- Weiss and Kopaka by NickinAmerica Kopaka and Weiss again by NickinAmerica

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Sirocco-of-the-Sea's avatar

Out of curiosity, have you seen the new Metroid Dread trailer?

TheAccursedHunter01's avatar
This picture arrived about a year late, but Samus has now truly returned and the new game is pretty good. 
Metalknightrider's avatar
I wish :/
Such a shame nintendo/team ninja ruined her
PrehistoricEchoes's avatar
Would you mind if I utilize/reference this idea for a fanfic I'm working on?
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
What idea? The suit? The station?
PrehistoricEchoes's avatar
The Federation-revamped suit.
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Go for it. The whole idea was that the Fusion Suit, even by the end of that story, is still weaker than the Power Suit was at times, so they tried to fix it up.
SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA's avatar
Ok I'm going to need to be caught up a little bit. The only game I own is prime3 and I've played a little of prime2 and other M but I know how well that game was received.
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Metroid Revival addresses a lot of stuff from the games.
SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA's avatar
So basically what you would fix about other M. Kinda like nova orbis?
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Little bit. Most of it is a story that takes place after fusion, though. Other M is covered in a few pages about a 3rd into it.
SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA's avatar
Ok so should I go back and read your older comic to catch up on this?
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
If you have time for it, sure. A lot of the pages are action scenes, so they go by pretty quickly.
ZeroMidnight's avatar
I have a new appreciation for this armor now that I'm a Metroid fan. Back when I drew fanart of this design I had never played a Metroid game.  I really love the color and shape or the armor pieces. 
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Huh. Maybe you'll want to read up on Metroid Revival sometime, then. It'll help pull this story together.
ZeroMidnight's avatar
Yeah I'll bookmark it. :) 
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Also, thanks. Even now, I can spot things about the suit I want to modify... the light "overalls" on the torso, for one. Maybe later in the story I can change it up a bit.
ZeroMidnight's avatar
:thumbsup: I've noticed every artist gradually changes tiny little details of their designs over time.  But that makes it interesting to compare the same design from one year to another.
Varia31's avatar
This reminds me, I need to make a costume out of this on LittleBigPlanet. Really like your design!
TheAccursedHunter01's avatar
Awesome. Looks as cool as I remember, and I like the new sleek look of the Arm Cannon. 

I have two questions I'd like to ask if you don't mind. 1) How long after Metroid Revival does Rebirth take place? I'm not sure if that was directly stated yet, but a timeline would be nice to keep things in perspective. 2) Did Samus ever get any new gear in-between that time, like a few Energy Tanks at least? I figure the Federation could have supplied her with weapons data from Fusion like the Plasma Beam and Diffusion Missiles, although recreating the Space Jump and especially the Screw Attack seems like a bit of a stretch.

The excitement of daily uploads has returned with a vengeance, looking forward to this.
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
It's about a year since the events of Metroid Revival. Much of that time has been spent looking for Django.

As for her upgrades... we'll get into that.
TheAccursedHunter01's avatar
I figured you'd say that about the upgrades. Not sure why Samus would take so long to find Django, but I guess I'll find out. I have no idea how anyone could help Samus with Metroid DNA going wrong. The only one that would seem to be able to do anything would be a Chozo, but who knows where they went. I'm pretty sure no one in the Metroid universe can meddle with or comprehend Chozo tech like Samus' suit, so a Metroid should be pretty far beyond anyone as well. Cloning and such I can understand, but not even the Pirates could figure out the life energy the Metroids feed on, where it goes and what it is.

I'm not a huge fan of time skips, since it can completely change the setting, character motivations, and lots of stuff can happen without the viewer knowing, which cuts down on how well the reader can grow and connect with the characters. The best example I can think of is the time skip going from Young Justice season 1 to season 2 if you've ever watched that show. The point in the beginning was to be able to connect and grow with a new team of super heroes that are teenagers. The adult super heroes look down on them in a sense, and they have to prove themselves, and some have to learn to accept themselves, sort of typical teenager things. Then season 2 kicks in and it turns into Justice League Unlimited with so many new characters and changes to old ones, there's a disconnect with so many characters. With characters like Samus I doubt something like that will happen, but I think you get the point.
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Yeah, I get the point. You'll see.
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